Support Afghan Women's Voices
Thursday from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM PDT
Join us for a screening of With This Breath I Fly (Afghanistan/UK/US), a feature-length documentary film by directors Sam French and Clementine Malpas. This film is the Documentary Film Grand Prize Winner of the 2023 Women's Voices Now Film Festival. Shot over ten years, "With This Breath I Fly" follows two courageous Afghan women as they fight for their freedom against a patriarchal Afghan society determined to keep them bound to tribal culture, while exposing the complicity of the European Union in censoring their voices, and how the international press – and this documentary – forever alters the course of their lives. This film is particularly timely as it coincides with the 2nd anniversary of the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan. Following the film, we will have a Q&A with Director Sam French and an Afghani storyteller/activist to better understand if and how we can still support the women of Afghanistan. Reception for guests is included. Doors Open at 6pm for a light reception. All proceeds from this event benefit the programs and services of Women's Voices Now. We are extremely grateful for your support. James Bridges Theater, 235 Charles E Young Dr E, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA Directions and Parking The Screening is taking place at UCLA's James Bridge Theater which is located in Melnitz Hall. Parking is available in Parking Structure 3 next to Melnitz Hall for $12 (pay by card). See campus map for more details: https://map.ucla.edu/?k=false&id=83900 [On the map look for Bridges Theater, we will also have signs.] Steps: 1. From Hilgard Ave. enter the east side of campus at Wyton Dr. 2. Make and immediate right turn onto Charles E. Young Dr. East and signs will direct you to Parking Structure 3. 3. From the ground level of Structure 3, enter the underpass (or from the street level cross Charles E. Young Dr. North and proceed down steps) and walk straight alongside Melnitz and Macgowan Halls. 4. Turn left at the plaza and proceed to the courtyard of theaters and from within Level 1 South you can access a tunnel pointing you to Theaters & Galleries and the theater is just to the left of that.
The Women’s Voices Now Film Festival is an annual global women’s rights documentary film festival supporting emerging women filmmakers creating films that drive social change around the globe. This Grand Prize is named for the Founder of Women’s Voices Now, a visionary philanthropist, and Los Angeles-based art collector and dealer. At this event we will also mark the 10-year anniversary of Leslie’s passing and celebrate his legacy, which includes Women’s Voices Now.
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Women’s Voices Now is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization using film to drive social change that advances women's and girls' rights globally.
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